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Hard-hitting prices for the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ tipped again

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Hot on the heels of the @evleaks tip that the Galaxy S8 will cost EUR 800 in Europe, and the S8+ will command a hundred more, comes another confirmation that this year's flagship Galaxy edition will be the most expensive in the history of Samsung's top-shelf line. 

A Chinese Weibo account with a good track record in general leaks about popular upcoming phones, is now saying that the prices of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ when it launches in Korea will be the equivalent of 5970 yuan and 6700 yuan, respectively, which, when converted in euros, gives exactly EUR 803 and EUR 901, or as much as Evan Blass tipped yesterday. Let's not forget also that it was another leakster, Ricciolo, who tipped a similar price way back in January, too. 

Where there is smoke, there is fire, and it turns out that those rumors how all flagships this year will be more expensive than their predecessors due to their chassis redesign and extra features, may hold water in the end. Needless to say, the price in Europe has never translated directly in the US, but we can certainly expect something in the $750-$850 range for the S8 at various carriers, barring any launch promos or discounts. 

The LG G6 is already more expensive than the G5 at launch in the US, and Samsung will likely follow suit, while we shouldn't forget the rumors that the eventual OLED iPhone 8 may blast off at $1000, too, so be prepared to open your wallets wider for a flagship phone this year.

source: Weibo & Evan Blass (@evleaks)

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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
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